Teenager denies trying to inflict horrific injuries

A teenager has denied trying to inflict serious injuries on another young man.
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Joshua Seddon, 18, of Ashley Road in Hindley Green, stood before Wigan and Leigh justices to enter a not guilty plea to a charge that he maliciously and with intent, attempted to cause Ben Waterworth grievous bodily harm on August 14.

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At the same hearing he admitted to causing £100 damage to a window belonging to Mr Waterworth and possessing a knife on the same occasion, as well as sending threatening or abusive texts to another named male between August 14 and 18.

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He will be sentenced for those offences following his trial at the magistrates' court which is scheduled to take place on March 30.

He is bailed until then but it carries several conditions including the necessity to sleep at his home address and not to contact a number of named people nor enter Rylands Street.